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Family-status discrimination ‘under-reported’ in HK: EOC  Listenfacebook
A new study has found that almost eight percent of workers believe they've been discriminated against in the workplace because of their obligations at home. The Equal Opportunities Commission said the problem was worse for women – especially mothers who have to take care of young children. Women who have to look after elderly parents also had it worse than men, according to the study. The EOC says the results suggest that the vast majority of victims never speak up – judging by the handful of complaints the watchdog receives every year. Chinese University professor Dai Hai-jing led the study. She spoke to Jim Gould:
IT lawmaker welcomes HK$500mn tech talent scheme  Listenfacebook
I-T sector lawmaker Charles Mok says a new HK$500 million government scheme aimed at attracting and training top tech talent here is a 'good start', but won't be enough to address Hong Kong's lack of manpower in innovation and technology. The government is planning to give people with doctoral degrees from top universities allowances of HK$32,000 per month for two years, and also help local companies pay for advanced training courses for existing staff. Mok told Annemarie Evans that these are all good ideas:
Local researchers to develop camera for China’s Mars probe  Listenfacebook
Engineers at Polytechnic University says they're making a camera that will be used in China's first probe for the planet Mars. They're working with the China Academy of Space Technology on a camera that will take photos and videos from the lander. The probe is due to be launched in two years' time. Professor Yung Kai-leung, from the university's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, told Elisa Luk about the camera's special design:
HK names squads for tag rugby world cup  Listenfacebook
Tag rugby has been steadily growing in popularity in Hong Kong for the past few years, and in a major step forward for the sport here, the city's sending two teams to the Tag World Cup in Australia in November for the first time. Hong Kong will be represented in the mixed open and male open divisions. Ringo Lung is the assistant coach for the 20-member mixed squad. Jim Gould asked him about the composition of the team: